In honor of former Nipomo High volleyball player Delaney Lemus, who died of cancer in 2011, an alumni game will be held Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. at the school’s gym as part of a fundraiser.
The first annual alumni volleyball event, which has a $5 entry fee, will raise money for the “Spirit of Sport” scholarship fund in Lemus’ name. The event also will have a raffle that includes gym and pizza prizes.
College scholarships will be given to graduating Nipomo volleyball athletes who demonstrate a positive attitude and strong work ethic.
Coordinator Darlene Ballestero-Pirotte said that one alumni team consisting of girls volleyball players from the graduating classes of 2009 to 2011 will play the varsity, then a second alumni team with players from the 2005 to 2008 classes will play the varsity. Then the two alumni teams will play each other.
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Ballestero-Pirotte said coordinators are working to line up corporate sponsors for next year.
To donate or become a sponsor, call Ballestero-Pirotte at 748-7921 or send a check in the name of the Delaney Lemus Scholarship Fund to 525 N. Thompson Ave., Nipomo, CA 93444.